Unreal Tournament 2004
No other multiplayer-focused action game has this much to offer.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The venerable Call of Duty series leaves its familiar WWII battlefields behind to tackle warfare in a modern setting.
In Diner Dash, you play the restaurant entrepreneur Flo, out to work her way up to the top of the food service industry.
Call of Duty
Most anyone who plays games would more than likely be very impressed with Call of Duty's authentic presentation, well designed and often very intense single-player missions, and fast-paced, entertaining multiplayer modes.
World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
While the majority of improvements made to this year's game might seem insignificant, they add up to a soccer experience that really is in a league of its own.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
Max Payne 2 is just a remarkable production, and what it lacks in length or volume it more than makes up for in quality and density.
Anyone looking for thrilling action with refined control and a great premise need look no further than Freedom Fighters.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Even if EA Sports had left every other aspect of the game identical to Tiger Woods 2003, the staggering number of new, playable courses alone makes 2004 worthwhile.
Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots
By combining some of the concepts of Civilization with the general gameplay of Age of Empires, Big Huge Games has created a truly outstanding game.
FIFA Soccer 2003
No soccer fan should hesitate to buy FIFA 2003.
Age of Mythology
Featuring lots of interesting, inventive design decisions, plenty of fun-to-use units, and tons of variety, Age of Mythology is the last real-time strategy game you'll need for a long time.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City provides just about everything you'd want in a follow-up to an outstanding game.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
The end result is a nearly flawless game of golf that somehow manages to appeal to every breed of golfer.
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
No One Lives Forever 2 is a rousing success on every level.
Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin
Barbarossa to Berlin raises the wargaming bar even higher with its pitch-perfect, ultrapolished improvements to an already great game.
Syberia proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the adventure game genre is still full of life.
Quite simply, Mafia is one of the best games of the year.
Madden NFL 2003
Madden 2003 for the PlayStation 2 has online play, a robust franchise mode, and plenty of secondary modes to keep you busy.
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
It's just an outstanding game, filled with all the charm, all the detail, and all the lasting appeal that characterizes all of the finest games ever made.
Neverwinter Nights is one of those exceedingly rare games that has a lot to offer virtually everyone, even if they aren't already into RPGs.
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
Jedi Outcast is simply one of the easiest games to recommend this year.
Even with its minor problems, Freedom Force is very easy to recommend--it's a superhero game that gets everything right.
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter
You'll find virtually everything there is to like about action gaming in the stunning sequel to Serious Sam.